A. R. Ammons

#57576 A. R. Ammons

Questions structure and, so, to some extent predetermine answers. .

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#57559 A. R. Ammons

There's something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world. .

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#57565 A. R. Ammons

Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values. .

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#57568 A. R. Ammons

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing. .

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#57572 A. R. Ammons

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience. .

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#57566 A. R. Ammons

Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take. .

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#57564 A. R. Ammons

If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included. .

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Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without. .

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#57569 A. R. Ammons

For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown. .

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#57574 A. R. Ammons

I can't tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can't tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognised by burning. .

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Only silence perfects silence. .

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In nature there are few sharp lines. .

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#57570 A. R. Ammons

If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.' .

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#57571 A. R. Ammons

The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance. .

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#57557 A. R. Ammons

Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. .

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#57560 A. R. Ammons

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change. .

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#57563 A. R. Ammons

A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction. .

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#57573 A. R. Ammons

Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed. .

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#57575 A. R. Ammons

I take the walk to be the externalization of an interior seeking so that the analogy is first of all between the external and the internal. .

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#57578 A. R. Ammons

You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind on, but what you can't keep your mind off. .

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